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There is no product more integral to the health of our skin than sunscreen. And yet, with all its ability to protect our complexions from premature aging and our skin cells from developing life-threatening cancers, sunscreen remains one of the least understood and under-utilized skincare products on the market.
As our bodies cannot make vitamin C, we rely on our diets and supplementation to provide this extremely important nutrient. Topically, vitamin C offers antioxidant protection against UVA, UVB, and environmental pollutants, as well as skin brightening capabilities and collagen stimulation.
While everyone’s skin is unique, there are a few certainties that are universal to us all. One certainty is the reduced production of collagen and elastin as we get older.
The history of applying ointments, salves, and serums to the skin in hopes of a more youthful appearance is a long one, not surprisingly filled with many questionable, toxic, and otherwise harmful ingredients.